Poem

Longing [for]

Update : December 23, 2021

Poem by Tekkatho Moe War

Translated by Hla Min

Longing [for]

* A Tar Ye (water for Burmese New Year) is cool.
My heart is not; it’s still (some what) hot.
* Thingyan Ye (water) is clear.
My vision is still (some what) fuzzy.
* Thingayn Tay (music) is lively.
It can no longer penetrate/capture my heart.
* Thingyan Nya (night) is beautiful.
My life is still (some what) ugly.
* Mont lone ye baw (delicacy) is dancing merrily.
My feet and hands are (seemingly) slow and laggard.
* Well … This year’s Thingyan
this (auspicious) season
makes me long for youth again.

(To [my] birthday on April 1 & to Jaya [old age])

Tekkatho Moe War
Translated by Hla Min

Categories: Poem, Tekkatho Moe War

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